The city where crime lord Al Capone was brought down can’t even protect its toddlers.
In yet another blood-drenched weekend for Chicago, a 3-year-old boy was wounded along with seven others Friday night in a single gun battle, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Another 23 people were shot in a 12-hour period from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning, the Tribune reported. At least one of them was killed.
The toddler was hit in the left shin and was taken by the police to the hospital. The boy is in stable condition.
Donovan Price, a pastor and advocate for Chicago’s crime victims, has had enough.
“Today, a 3-year-old … part of a mass shooting … another mass shooting in Chicago. There’s something that needs to be done,” Price said, according to Fox News.
And what is being proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel?
Of course, Chicago already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, but the city still has body counts comparable to a war zone.
With the city now having more murders than the combined total of Los Angeles and New York, Emanuel’s advertised “progressivism” is not protecting him from blame.
On Aug. 2, nearly 200 protesters marched against gun violence, and many chanted for Rahm to resign.
A few days earlier, the Rev. Gregory Livingston had harsh words for the mayor:
“The call of the people is ‘Resign Rahm.’ So how, then, can you back your own regime change? How do you sanction your own termination? How dumb, naive and self-hating do you think we are?”
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